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    September 13, 2012
    4:30 - 4:55am EDT  

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>> you have the flip phone, don't you? >> pretty much. another life claimed by the west nile virus here inned in and mow health -- maryland and now health officials are stepping you have efforts today -- up efforts today. you gave your thoughts to the response about the storms, today the commission beginnings to talk about how to make it getter. and mvp football on tonight. this is not monday. two midwest teams face-off for the start of a new season bringing you more football each week. the weekend is almost here, the weather is beautiful and we are still on baby watch.
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what's going on with them? >> i was so surprised. i thought surely i would wake up this morning and there would be a nice little picture on facebook but not yet. >> we're waiting to hear from charlie. let us know what's going on, we're thinking of you and of course we were just talking about this yesterday. you always remember what the weather is like and everything that was going on. so -- it's going to happen today. >> exactly. i said if it didn't happen yesterday, then today the weather still going to be nice outside. still a little chill by we saw the -- chilly we saw the little hats. bundle up as you head out this door this morning, don't forget the swatter and jacket. we can see the temperatures once again in the 50s through time here. temperatures will begin to warm up but this is what we're looking at right now. centreville at 58 degrees and 45 owings mills and nottingham around 54. the winds are calm for the most part and once again they will be out of the south as we go throughout the day. that's going to help warm the temperatures up a bit. now as we look at maryland's most powerful radar, this morning, we are nice and dry. this has been the trend all week long. and it looks like we're going
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to end up on that note possibly yes there's a caveat in the forecast. i'll talk about that coming up but here's the hour by hour forecast for today. we will be seeing plenty 06 sunshine even -- of sunshine even through the morning hours, 9:00, 10:00, coming in at 65 degrees and by lunchtime today 77 degrees, a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. and the orioles won last night. pretty awesome. it looks like a great forecast for the game this afternoon. so best of luck to them against the rays. the beltway there's no concerns from parkville all the way up to towson. looking at just an 11 minute ride on the outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83. and here's a live look at the harrisburg expressway up in hunt valley. no problems to report here at shawan road. it will be a very easy ride down to 695 and it will remain nice and clear as you do get on to the jfx. and you're taking a live look now at 95 downtown at 395. everything up to speed through the fort mchenry tunnel as well
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as the harbor tunnel. megan over to you. back to class after a man was shot inside a building on campus. the shooting happened in a student center yesterday and witnesses say the victim was playing pool when he was shot. so far, they still haven't tracked down the gunman in the case but on "good morning maryland" at 5:00 we're going to have a live report from morgan state university this morning hearing reaction from students who are talking about the safety issues on campus that the shooting is now raising. the teen charged in the perry hall high school shooting, he's going to be back in court today. robert gladden has a bail review hearing that's scheduled for 9:30 this morning. he's being held without bond pending a mental evaluation. he's accused of bringing a gun to school and shooting and injuring outstunted. meantime a student in reisterstown being charged this morning. the 15-year-old had been in a time-out room when he told staff he had a weapon. he then said he was kidding. well, police were called to the
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school and they took the teen into custody. forbush school now works with teenagers who have emotional and behavorial problems. that student the charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing school activities. u.s. investigators right now looking into what the deadly acrack on the -- attack on the u.s. embassy in libya may have been a coordinated assault on the anniversary of september 11th and not just a random act. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed when a mob stormed the u.s. consulate and set it on fire. president barack obama says that the u.s. will work with the libyan government to find those who are responsible. >> we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake justice will be done. >> marines are headed to libya to reinforce security while the pentagon right now moving two warships to the libyan coast. remember to stay with "good morning maryland" because this morning we're going to be
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talking live with a former "baltimore sun" reporter who's now in chi rhee. her name is -- cairo. her name is nancy and she's been following the crisis in libya very closely and going to give us inside perspective about the consulate as well as the attack on the embassy. remember that it quickly became a household word that made us cringe. now the company is making up and filing their defamation lawsuit. beef products inc.. they are filing the suit today in the wake of the publicity storm over the meat product. grocery stores pulled the meat with the filler off the shelves and some schools stopped serving it. beef products say the bad publicity forced them to close plants and let hundreds of workers go. we're back on track for the worst ever season when it comes to west nile virus in decades. the second person has died because of west nile virus here in our state. and right now, maryland health officials are stepping up their efforts to stop the spread of
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it because mosquitoes carry it. this morning abc2 news linda so is live in millford mills this morning and you're in an area they're going to be spraying later on correct? >> reporter: the spraying will happen at 7:30 tonight and stay inside for at least 30 minutes while this happens. this is the second time in two weeks that crews will be back out here in the millford mill area to spray for mosquitoes. the first spraying happened last week. it's all in response to a confirmed case of west nile virus in the area. state officials also confirm a second person has died from the west nile virus in maryland. so far, 25 cases have been reported in this state alone. the west nile virus is spread through mosquito bite sos the best thing you can do is to -- bites so the best thing you can do is stay inside when mosquitoes are most active. >> if you have to go out during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, wear long pants and long sleeves. use a repellent, a mosquito repellent. and then if you should become ill, up to two weeks after
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having any mosquito bites go to the medical provider and let them know about the mosquito bites. >> reporter: and it also helps to get rid of any standing water around your house because that's where mosquitoes like to breed. now next week crews in anne arundel county will be back out in the mar lee area to spray for mosquitoes after a spike in west nile cases there. also if you go to the website at abc2news.com/westnile, we have a special section posted. all you need to know to keep you and your family safe from the west nile virus. we're live in millford mill, linda so, abc2 news. 4:37 right now. you let the maryland public service commission know your thoughts about how the utility companies handled the june storm. now the pse is going to take all of the comments and come up with its own conclusion and recommendations. right now they're holding two days of legislative hearings beginning this morning. the powerful storm caused widespread damage that left thousands of people without power for a week or longer. the pse will now be looking
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into how the utility companies restored power and responded to following that storm and what could be done to improve their service in the future. a lot of people want to know that because that was such a frustrating time for homeowners. so you know, lynette i know we all remember that storm well. those days are history. >> yes, they're history and they're not in the forecast. that's definitely some good news, we have some wait weather but we are looking at calmer weather especially today. we're chilly this morning once again and look at hanover at 54 degrees. 57 bel air and 52 degrees now in michaelville. 61 in -- mitchellville. 61 in westminster. 66 degrees and also denton tillman though coming in at 65 degrees this morning. again you get the water off the bay, off the atlantic and still warm and that's what's influencing the warmer temperatures you're seeing. the satellite and radar not picking up on a lot this morning. just plenty of sunshine across the area once again it's going to prevail but this is what we have to deal with possibly tomorrow evening and then the
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weekend looks a little bit better. megan? we all know monday night -- excuse me. i'm getting choked up about football. we all know monday night football but how about thursday night? tonight the packers face off against the chicago bears. first time ever that they're going to have a game on thursday night football. doesn't quite have the same ring to it thursday night football as monday night football. however, diehard fans will probably grow to love it because it means just one more night to park on the couch and watch the games instead of doing the dishes. sheep and goats no doubt about it they love to munch on grass. well, now their supereating abilities are put to the test. >> plus, one store is saying good-bye to the penny. why they're not feeling the love. we have details on that straight ahead. >> well, megan everything is up to speed here on 95 just north of route 43 in white marsh. i'll hell you know how -- let you know how traffic is shaping up on the beltway coming up on "good morning maryland."
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news around the nation this morning, the jobs of trimming grass and weeds, it's happening around airports it's no small task. and ground keepers now are keeping a little help at atlanta's airport. they have brought in the experts, sheep and goats. they're actually part of a test to see the animals can do a better job than man and the machine. so right now they're eating the brush where the wildlife live which basically cuts down on birds and deer darting out into the runways and causing accidents th planes. the sheep and the goats, they seem to be happy about it. and right now it looks like airport officials are pretty happy too. vermont's sports store right now banning pennies, the owner says they are going to start basically rounding change to the nearest nickel. this is in an effort for the customers' favor.
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now those who shop there, they don't seem to mind at all. >> i don't really want the pennies anyway. they just kind of -- either jingle in my pocket and end up in the couch or the rug and i have to pick them up when the vacuum. >> the store owner says he thinks the u.s. should stop producing the coin. it costs the u.s. mint nearly 2.5 times more to produce the penny than it is actually worth. all right, beachgoers, they found nine civil war air canyon balls washed up near pensacola and explosives. this is with the disposal team they had brought in no check them out. the team determined they were safe after they looked inside. the metal shells and they found no explosives were there. they are now in the hands of the navy and experts believe that hurricane isaac may have actually helped push the cannon balls to shore. of course the hurricane did. a cool thing happening from there. >> exactly. >> and that penny story how about that?
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>> it is amazing. lynette with weather now and isaac has been history and we have seen a lot of remnants happening from other storms too. >> we have tomorrow nadine on the -- tropical storm nadine on the verge of becoming a category 1 hurricane. the winds sustained at about 70 miles per hour right now. i'm going to show you the tropical storm in just a second but let's show you what you're dealing with this morning as you step out the door. be prepared and grab the jacket and you've been grabbing the jacket and sweater all week long. the temperature coming in at 55 degrees in aberdeen and 61 in annapolis and bladensburg around 57-degrees this morning. this is the setup for today at the surface we still do have high pressure that's going to be scooting off the coast as we go through time. and with that once we'll have some warmer temperatures in here. but pretty much seasonable and i'm forecasting a high today right around 82 and we should be at 80 degrees now for this time of the year. 80, 79. so this is what we're looking at. that cold front, yes, this is
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going to be a player in the weather. now for tomorrow. not the weekend. we have a chance for some showers in here in the afternoon, evening time frame but just a slight chance of wet weather. tropical storm nadine looking pretty good. it is moving to the northwest at about 15 miles an hour and the forward momentum going pretty quickly. the good news with this storm is that once again, it's going to be staying away from the u.s.. but here's a forecast for today. going with that 82 degrees we'll get some more sunshine in here and maybe a few clouds throughout the day but plenty of sunshine to be had. 58 degrees for tonight. mostly clear and cool and 83 degrees is what i'm going with tomorrow. we have the chance for showers in the forecast but very slight and here's the seven day forecast for you as we will see sunshine now into saturday and sunday. but most importantly the o's game tonight, looking good. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. 82-degree weather? can't complain with that. very nice day and the orioles are still number one. >> exactly. >> still in first place. >> go o's. >> yes, let's go o's. well, if you are hitting the
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road this morning and using thejfx, there's nothing in your way. 11 minute ride from 695 all the way downtown to east fayette street. and everything will remain up to speed traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel as well as the harbor tunnel. and let's take a look outside on the west side of the beltway at liberty road. no problems getting down to 95. or if you're traveling the inner loop nice and clear up through pikesville. here's what it looks like in parkville at harford road. nothing to get in your way traveling the outer loop up to 83 and the inner loop also clear down towards 95. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan over to you. 4:46. five things you may want to know this morning. the local teen acaused of beating his grandmother to death with a hammer now set to go on trial. this is happening today. police say hasani garrett hit her several times in the head with a hammer last year and she died eight months later. the pennsylvania state supreme court this morning expected to hear arguments in an appeal of the voter id law.
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the law is set to go into effect before november elections and requires voters to have specific forms of identification before going to the polls. friends and family of officer charles arnetta are paying their respects during a vigil tonight. he died over the weekend after falling 50 feet over a ramp. former dolphins player chad johnson being arraigned this morning on a misdemeanor battery charge. he faces is penalty of one year in creel for allegedly head butting his estranged wife. johns hop coins holding a job fair for garage walts. this is happening today. students get to meet with representatives from more than 20 companies that are looking to hire in a rapidly growing field. all right, you now have even more ways to either win or lose depending on your luck and this is all happening at maryland live casino. they have unveiled 4700 new slot machines and electronic gaming tables yesterday. at its facility in arundel
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mills. the additional games make maryland live the third largest commercial casino in the country. >> this is larger than any casino by a factor of two in las vegas. 50% larger than any casino in atlantic city. and we believes this one of the -- we believe this is one of the finest gaming entertainment projects in the country. >> the casino also includes restaurants and an entertainment venue. you got about a month to go until susan g. komen race for the cure for maryland. it is the largest fundraiser each year with three quarters of the total money raised being spent here in the state. mark your calendars, the information is on the screen. race day is sunday, october 21st in hunt valley and we're going to have much more on this year's race, planning and the work komen does in weeks to come. a special event it brought some sick children and their families together for a good time. how the baltimore orioles
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helped them take their illness off of their mind. we have details in the great story straight ahead. >> plus, tips on how you can get the latest fashions for fall without emptying your bank account. [ç?w?ñ?ñ
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they spent hours, days even weeks stuck in the hospital and for one day, critically ill children they had the chance to forget all about being sick and just be kids and enjoy themselves and they got to do it with the orioles. here's abc2 news manny lock. >> steve johnson number 52. relief pitcher. and actually from baltimore. >> the casey cares foundation and the orioles came together for the special event where they got to enjoy some play time and learn more about america's pastime. >> it is so important to have events like the casey's kids foundation not just for cancer children but all critically ill
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children. not once a year and once in a lifetime. ongoing. >> reporter: imagine having steve johnson tell you how to throw a fastball. or play pitcher and have brian matusz as your catcher. having fun with the kids is what it's all about. >> it's such a good feeling, rewarding to see how much fun the kids are having and you know just put a smile on their face. >> more importantly on ma'am and dad's -- mom and dad's face and to see the family come together. >> reporter: having fun is just what they needed. 9-year-old abraham diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011, his mom says he's doing well and this play time is just what he needed. >> i think it provides a good opportunity for the kids to get back to their normal after having to be in the hospital. >> reporter: this caring connection party is one of many programs the casey cares foundation has been providing to all children and their
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families for the past 12 years. in baltimore, i'm manny lock, abc2 news. >> great day for those kids. the orioles won yesterday. and you know anything about casey cares they do such good local work for kids who are really struggling. you volunteer with them. >> exactly i volunteer with them and it never astonishes me to see the work that casey does. such a good person and you can see it right there and i love being a part of what she does. it's saw many. -- awesome. >> all right so after that they won against tampa which was awesome. >> hopefully they can do it again here this afternoon and so nice to see the athletes actually give back to the community. the orioles do it. the ravens do it. just wonderful to see. >> always good when it can be done in beautiful weather. we have the first pitch at 12:35. this afternoon. it's going to be a pleasant day. those winds out of the southeast at about 5 to 10 miles an hour. that temperature at 77. lots of sunshine in the
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forecast for us and this will wrap up the tampa bay rays and then the orioles will head to oakland to play the a's and hopefully we're going to be winning there as well. this is what we have right now though if you're going to be heading to the airport. the temperature at 57-degrees and the sunrise at 6:47 this morning. and you can see the sunset just getting earlier and earlier. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. if you are going to baltimore county there are no problems to report right now on the harrisburg expressway. it's nice and clear here at warren road and it will continue that way as you do get on to the jfx. just 11 minutes to travel from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street. if you are using 95 to get into the city, here's a lifelong downtown at 395. everything will be up to speed through the fort mchenry tunnel as well as the harbor tunnel. some other drive times and you'll notice the beltway going to be in great shape too traveling the outer loop from 95 up to 83. that stretch will take you 11 minutes and the west side going to be clear. 11 minute ride there as well